Tag: Luxury

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Newly-listed vintage 6-bedroom in Lake View

Newly-listed vintage 6-bedroom in Lake View

The classic brick and limestone home at 1139 W Wellington Ave was built in 1882, according to the listing description, in 1896 according to Redfin [...]
A stunning new home on a quiet block in Lake View

A stunning new home on a quiet block in Lake View

I've toured a dozen newly-built homes from the builder of this one, at 1529 W Wolfram St. Each home has been similar to the others, but highly ind [...]
The views from Legacy’s 71st floor

The views from Legacy’s 71st floor

The Legacy at Millennium Park is complete now, but it was far from that state when we rode the construction elevator to the 71st floor to check ou [...]
A Lincoln Park single-family with a roofdeck skyline view

A Lincoln Park single-family with a roofdeck skyline view

What's touted as one of the largest homes on a single lot in Lincoln Park just came on the market after 15 years with the same owner. T [...]
Rent vs own no-brainers in Winnetka’s Woodley Road

Rent vs own no-brainers in Winnetka’s Woodley Road

As we've noted a number of times before, the Woodley Road area has a Winnetka mailing address but is actually in an unincorporated area of Cook Co [...]
The largest 2-bedroom at The Carlyle, 1040 North Lake Shore Dr

The largest 2-bedroom at The Carlyle, 1040 North Lake Shore Dr

The square footage of units at The Carlyle, 1040 N Lake Shore Dr, typically doubles and occasionally triples that in buildings of lesser stature. [...]
Rental open house pick – a furnished 4-bedroom in Streeterville

Rental open house pick – a furnished 4-bedroom in Streeterville

222 East Chestnut is a boutique vintage doorman building that has only two units per floor, a gym and a sundeck. It's one of the few remaining bui [...]
The price goes down, the price goes up, Lake Forest home doesn’t sell

The price goes down, the price goes up, Lake Forest home doesn’t sell

A Lake Forest home has undergone multiple price ups and downs in its nearly 3-year tenure in the MLS. We first began tracking it as new constructi [...]
Are owners bailing out of Winnetka’s Woodley Road?

Are owners bailing out of Winnetka’s Woodley Road?

The Woodley Road neighborhood has a Winnetka mailing address but is not in the Village of Winnetka – a fact with important consequences that's fre [...]
A Lake Geneva alternative in Libertyville

A Lake Geneva alternative in Libertyville

Mark Stone was 17 years old when his dad bought two abandoned gravel quarries in Libertyville. At the time, he didn't share his dad's vision of th [...]
One of Lake Forest’s earliest homes is for sale

One of Lake Forest’s earliest homes is for sale

The Italianate mansion at 660 Sheridan Rd, one of the oldest homes in Lake Forest, was just listed for sale at $3,999,999. It's one of four homes [...]
Evanston’s most beautiful lakefront home

Evanston’s most beautiful lakefront home

When I saw listing copy describing 581 Ingleside in Evanston as the "most beautiful lakefront home" I was skeptical. So, I called the listing age [...]
A contemporary home in a convenient Oak Brook locale

A contemporary home in a convenient Oak Brook locale

Home styles and people's preferences for them vary widely throughout the Chicago area. In some suburbs traditional homes are the most prized and i [...]
Superlatives watch – absolute excellence in Hinsdale

Superlatives watch – absolute excellence in Hinsdale

Real estate agents have always been swift to hurl superlatives at prospective buyers, and it seems the depressed market is accelerating the trend. [...]
Is this the best Lincoln Park locale?

Is this the best Lincoln Park locale?

After seeing many "new" listings that have actually been on and off the market for years, it's refreshing to see one that's actually new. What's n [...]
Chicago’s finest apartment condominium at Park Tower?

Chicago’s finest apartment condominium at Park Tower?

It's officially superlatives week. A few days ago we brought you the "finest lakefront property on the North Shore." Today's offering is a "on [...]
The finest lakefront property on the North Shore?

The finest lakefront property on the North Shore?

Chicago's North Shore is speckled with spectacular lakefront mansions in idyllic multi-acre settings, a fact that instantly triggers skepticism wh [...]
A Prairie-style home on a Burr Ridge pond

A Prairie-style home on a Burr Ridge pond

The listing copy for this home encourages you to "embrace nature and enjoy the serenity of the pond and waterfall." On days like yesterday, wi [...]
On the waterfront home in Park Ridge

On the waterfront home in Park Ridge

If the above picture gives an accurate perspective on this home's location, it is immediately on the water on Park Ridge's private 14-acre Murphy [...]
Four new listings in La Grange’s upper bracket

Four new listings in La Grange’s upper bracket

The over $1M price range in La Grange has seen only two sales in the last six months, but that may change as four new $1M+ listings have come to m [...]
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